Setting the Record Straight...
Since 2006, American television journalist and filmmaker Michael Jordan has traveled the world chronicling the many surprising ways in which French soldiers, sailors, and airmen help American troops fight in some of the world's most dangerous places. In his recent documentary, "French Fries and Freedom Toast," Michael tackles head-on the foolish France-bashing that became so prevalent in American politics and society after the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, and which persists to some extent today. From the bloody battlefields of the American Revolution to the rocky peaks and valleys of Afghanistan, French troops have been fighting and dying alongside their American brethren for more than 200 years.
Click on the four clips below to watch
parts 1-4 of Michael's 30-minute film:
A Word about Our Sponsor:
This project is underwritten by the nonprofit, "The French Will Never Forget," a group of French citizens who have dedicated themselves to preserving the memory of the thousands of Americans who fought and died to free France and rest of Europe from Nazi domination in WWII. Click on the video below to see their moving tribute to those brave Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Savannah is a French City, Too!
The nonprofit Coastal Heritage Society, which manages several museums and historic attractions in the Savannah, GA area, helped considerably with this project. CHS has also created a wonderful website explaining, in French, the history of French people in Savannah, Georgia's oldest city and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. Click here to visit the site.